Once you have your Production created in Adobe Premiere Pro, you can start to build it out. How do you add projects and other elements to it? What are some things that you need to keep in mind as you go? In this video, Luisa Winters walks you through how to add existing elements to a Premiere Pro Production.
- [Instructor] Let's go ahead and open the production that we've been working with. So "File," "Open production," click on, "Browse," and then navigate to where you saved your exercise files. (silence) Double click the folder, single click the one called, "Productions in Premiere Pro," and choose "Select folder." Now we have opened the production. To add a new project, we could right click, choose "New project." You can go to the panel menu and choose "New project," and you can also choose the new project icon at the bottom of the productions panel. I will call it, "New project," click "Okay." The new project opens up, and you see it here listed in the production panel. You can also add a new folder the same way. Right click, choose "New folder," go to the panel menu, and choose "New folder." Or at the bottom of the productions panel, click on the new folder icon. Let's name this one, "05 New Folder," and click "Okay." You can add the new project to the new folder simply by clicking and dragging. Now let's go ahead and open the "All video clips" project. It is located inside of the "01 video clips" folder. Double click it, and it opens up. You can see that it's open because you see the solid icon and the green pencil. Now you can change this to a read only project simply by right clicking and choosing "Read only" mode. If you click there, notice that now we cannot edit this particular project, and the green pencil is gone. To go back to an editing mode, you can right click it again and choose "Read/Write" mode. Now, there is not much difference between a standalone project and the project that you use inside of production. Let's go ahead and close all the projects, save the changes, and also close the production. Navigate in Explorer or Finder to where you saved your exercise files. In here, double click the folder, and then double click "Productions in premier pro." Double click the folder named, "03 working projects" and choose "Branding." Copy that, control+C on Windows, command+C on the Mac. Let's go ahead and go to the desktop, and in here let's create a new folder. I'll call it, "Standalone project." Double click it to open it up and paste. This is now a project that is outside production. If you go back to Premiere Pro, you can choose "File," "Open project," and let's go ahead and open the original project, not the one that we just copied. So under working projects, "Branding," and now you can see that it opened "Branding," but it also opened production. So even though I never chose "File open production," Premiere opened the production for me regardless. Let's go ahead and close the production. File, close production. Now, let's go file, open project, and navigate to the copy that you made. "Standalone project," "Branding," click on open. In here, everything is linking properly, and we are not in a production. In fact, the production panel is grayed out, and if I go to "File," "Close production," that is also grayed out. Notice that my project has the sequences, but none of the master clips. If I right click any of these and choose "Reveal in Explorer," we can see that these are linking to the original files of the original project. Let's go ahead and close that. You can select any of these sequences or all of them, and then you can go "Edit," "Generate master clips for media." And even though these are linking to the same files on the hard drive, these are now independent master clips inside of this project. Let's go ahead and open the production again. So "File," "Close project," or "Close all projects." I won't save this and now "File," "Open production," and I'll just click "Open" because it remembers the one that we were using before. If we want to make a copy of a project, we may do so right here. You can right click and then choose "Make a copy," and this is the preferred way of making copies of projects. Now, I will recommend not doing this in Explorer or Finder because that could lead to issues. Let's go ahead and try it. In Finder or Explorer, go to where you saved your exercise files, and then let's go to the "Working projects" folder inside of "Productions in Premiere Pro." Choose any of these and make a copy. I'll choose "First pass" this time. Control+C, control+V, command+C, command+V makes a copy, and you can see it right there, "First pass copy." If we go back to our production, we see it right there, but this is the issue. If I double click this one to open, I am going to get a warning. Look at it in the bottom right hand side of the screen. It's telling me that there are duplicate IDs in here. If I click on that little warning triangle, I can now double click this and read what is going on. "This production contains projects with duplicate IDs." Click "Okay." Let's clear all and dismiss this. If we do make a copy of a project in Explore, it is best to take it out of the folder, so let's go ahead and take this completely out. For that, let's close it, "File," "Close all projects." And now let's navigate to Explore. This is it, "first pass copy." I'm going to put it directly on the desktop. It's no longer in that folder. Now, inside of Premiere Pro, inside of the production panel, I'm going to add the project. So "Panel menu," "Add project to production," and now it's on the desktop. I can click on it, click on "Open." It's going to tell me that a new copy of the chosen project will be added to the selected folder. Click on "Copy," and there it is. Now if I open this, I will not see a warning regarding duplicate IDs. If you want to use a template project, you may do so and then add the template project the same way that we just added the copy of the first pass. One last thing about duplicate IDs. In Explorer, navigate to where your put your exercise files, double click the folder, and then double click "Productions in Premiere Pro." Let's go to "Working projects," and let's select "Second pass." Copy and paste exactly the same way as before. Control+C, control+V, command+C, command+V, and now let's go back into Premiere Pro. There it is, "Second pass copy." If I double click this, I get, of course, the same warning regarding duplicate IDs. In addition to that, I got this file, the "Duplicate files list," and it's a text file. If you open this, it'll give you information on the duplicate projects that you have. So if you are running into the issue of having duplicate IDs, go to this file, and it'll tell you which projects have the duplicate IDs.